Musgrave Park

Stage Number: MBSH.03.01.86

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: West End-South Brisbane-North Woolloongabba

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: Cordelia Street, South Brisbane

Latitude & Longitude: -27.47861111,153.01633333

Time Link: 1884

Map Link: 1890

Image Time Point: 1890

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Musgrave Park is a well-known local Aboriginal community site, an early Kurilpa camping ground. The South Brisbane Recreation Reserve was created in 1856 by the colonial government, but was not gazetted in honour of the Queensland Governor until 1884. It was developed into parkland with a bandstand in place after 1901. It has been conflictual site between the original owners and the local government until an agreement was reached in 1998 for land to provide to the Aboriginal community for cultural purposes.


Kowald, Margaret. with Val Donovan, Ruth Kerr, Kay Cohen, Lyndsay Smith, and Jean Stewart. Lost Brisbane and Surrounding Areas: The Later Years. Volume 2. RHSQ. 2016 page 74

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QSA. QSA Series 1748 Moreton District, County of Stanley Maps – A1 Series. 1 chain to the inch. Borough of South Brisbane (Ward No 1), Parish of South Brisbane, County of Stanley. ca 1 chain to the inch. Borough of South Brisbane, Ms.,. 620304